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Feb 10, 2019 17:19:16   #
14kphotog Loc: Marietta, Ohio
 
You all should look at "FUJI" they are still in business and have great color, and chromes.

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Feb 10, 2019 17:27:58   #
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CHG_CANON wrote:

I've used Amazon, local camera stores, KEH
and B&H. Kodachrome is now a thing of the
past. Tri-X is readily available.


And do NOT buy cryogenically preserved
Kodachrome even if you really find some.
It cannot be processed, anywhere, now
or ever :-(

Make sure films you buy are normal B&W,
or if color, only C41 [neg] or E6 [chrome].
It will say so somewhere on the packaging.

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There is or was an Ilford B&W that would
process in C41. Some folks love it. Acoarst
that automatically means some other folks
despise it ;-)

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Feb 10, 2019 17:40:03   #
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GoofyNewfie wrote:
Processed as black & white negatives, not color transparencies.

"The film is processed as modified black and white negative"


If you find any raw stock, Kodachrome is the
best of all so-called color films for those who
would process it to B&W, cuz unlike all the
others, which are Chromogenic films [best to
look that up ... ] Kodachrome is not actually
a chromogenic film.

In essence it was a B&W film which carried
analog coded data about where color was to
be added from the outside, not generated by
the film chemistry. Tiny nano-artists would
read the code and then hand color the film
after the B&W image was processed. I know
this sounds incredible, but short of a White
Paper type of explanation it's quite accurate.

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Feb 10, 2019 18:09:17   #
GoofyNewfie Loc: Kansas City
 
User ID wrote:
If you find any raw stock, Kodachrome is the
best of all so-called color films for those who
would process it to B&W, cuz unlike all the
others, which are Chromogenic films [best to
look that up ... ] Kodachrome is not actually
a chromogenic film.

In essence it was a B&W film which carried
analog coded data about where color was to
be added from the outside, not generated by
the film chemistry. Tiny nano-artists would
read the code and then hand color the film
after the B&W image was processed. I know
this sounds incredible, but short of a White
Paper type of explanation it's quite accurate.

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If you find any raw stock, Kodachrome is the br b... (show quote)



I loved using Ilford XP-1 and XP-2 film. I remember it was amazing to see the difference in grain, or lack thereof. The 35mm chromogenic film had the look of medium format or larger conventional B&W. I miss the darkroom...

I hope those “nano-artists” found work after being laid off!

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Feb 10, 2019 18:46:07   #
josquin1 Loc: Somerville, Ma
 
Ilford makes great b&w film and so does Fuji along with Kodak. When I shot I pretty much shot Ilford FP4 and then started using Fuji 100. Got great results with them.

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Feb 10, 2019 21:41:29   #
RonW42 Loc: Tennessee Hills
 
Go to FreestylePhoto.biz they will have all the 35mm film that is available. Request a free catalog.
Ron

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Feb 10, 2019 23:21:49   #
Bipod
 
gopher22 wrote:
Don't ask why but I am going to resurrect my early Canon F1 and am will be looking for information on available 35mm film types and sources. My two favourites were Tri-X and Kodachrome, but I have not bought any since the mid 1980s.


According to my (possibly inaccurate) count of a list on Wikipedia, there are currently 33 manufactures
making a total of 156 different types of film. About 20 new types in the last two years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_photographic_films

Eastman Kodak reformulated Tri-X in 2002 to reduce the silver content. According to Steve Anschell,
it's now a semi-tabular grain film with a dye sensitizer. Looks about the same to me, but developing
time changed.

I like Ilford B&W films:
* Pan F Plus Professional ISO 50
* FP4 Plus ISO 125
* HP5 Plus ISO 400

FP4 Plus 125 is a good medium speed, traditional film. And HP5 Plus 400 is even better than Tri-X
for push processing -- it's probably closer to pre-2002 Tri-X than current Tri-X is. (If you develop
your own film, be aware that tabular grain films like Kodak T-MAX require fast fixer--slow fixer
won't completely fix them, according to Kodak.)

I used to shoot Anscochrome for color slides. It's long gone--and so is my interest in color slides.

When I need to shoot color negative film, Kodak Etar 100 and Kodak Porta 400 cover almost all
situations. I've also shot Fujifilm C200, because it's easy to find.

I try to buy from a camera store when I can find one, but sometimes I end up buying from Amazon.
Wherever you buy your film, check he date code and make sure it is fresh. Also, try not to buy film
that has been stored in a hot environment.

If you can't find a good lab near where you live, I have had good luck with the following (both in business
for more than 40 years):

Dale Laboratories , Hollywood, FL
https://www.dalelabs.com/

North Coast Photographic Services, Carlsbad, CA
http://northcoastphoto.com/

Both offer many special services and custom printing--whatever you need, talk to them,
they probalby can do it.

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Feb 10, 2019 23:31:00   #
Spirit Vision Photography Loc: Behind a Camera.
 
www.citizensphoto.com

They will develop and high res scan each roll for $10.00 per roll.

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Feb 10, 2019 23:49:17   #
drmike99 Loc: New Hampshire
 
I’ve had good results from TheDarkroom.com in San Clemente California and Old School Photo in Dover,NH.

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Feb 11, 2019 00:49:03   #
chrisg-optical Loc: New York, NY
 
Kiron Kid wrote:
I never went digital. I too, grew up on Kodachrome 25 and Tri-X. I now burn Portra 400, Ektar 100 and Delta 400. They deliver superb results.


Ironically, we have to digitize film shots to share them online - but I hope film never goes away - it's almost like having another art medium available - such as oil vs. pastel. One good thing film cameras and lenses can be had for a fraction of what they used to be - especially medium format.

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Feb 11, 2019 00:54:07   #
chrisg-optical Loc: New York, NY
 
Bill P wrote:
But all you get is B&W. Kodachrome return will be impossible until someone invents a wayback machine. The chemistry is highly toxic, beyond complex to make, and requires a trained chemist around to carefully monitor chemistry. The color dyes are contained in the processing chemistry, not in the film like Ektachrome.

So between cost, danger and regulatory agencies it's gone. But don't despair, there are still some good chromes out there.


Yep they made a movie released last year - "Kodachrome" - it was my favorite film years back.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1880399/

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Feb 11, 2019 01:19:15   #
drmike99 Loc: New Hampshire
 
chrisg-optical wrote:
Yep they made a movie released last year - "Kodachrome" - it was my favorite film years back.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1880399/


It is still on Netflix and well worth watching.

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Feb 11, 2019 05:03:17   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
gopher22 wrote:
Don't ask why but I am going to resurrect my early Canon F1 and am will be looking for information on available 35mm film types and sources. My two favorites were Tri-X and Kodachrome, but I have not bought any since the mid 1980s.


Yes, B&H carries film. Freestyle has an extensive selection. Many I've never even heard of.

I liked Plus-X, Tri-X, Kodachrome, Vericolor II/III in that order.

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Feb 11, 2019 10:17:04   #
Tomcat5133 Loc: Hallandale Beach, Florida
 
I was looking at Robert Frank's "The Americans" the other day. Many of his photos
were full of grain. All of them looked like Tri X. Which I seem to remember was asa 400.
This book was printed in the 1950's before I had a camera or knowledge of film.
Tri X was a huge compromise in quality. Don't know why I brought this up.

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Feb 11, 2019 11:02:07   #
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Tom Daniels wrote:

Don't know why I brought this up.


I do.

Send me $25 and I'll remind you !


[foto by Robert Frank]


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